STATION.--03023100 FRENCH CREEK AT MEADVILLE, PA
LOCATION.--Lat 41`37'57", long
80`09'35", Crawford County, Hydrologic Unit 05010004, on left
bank 30 ft upstream from bridge on Mercer Street at Meadville, 300 ft
downstream from Mill Run, 2,600 ft downstream from Cussewago Creek, and
at mile 30.5.
DRAINAGE AREA.--788 mi2.
PERIOD OF RECORD.--October 1988 to current year.
GAGE.--Water-stage recorder. Datum of gage is 1,058.83
ft above National Geodetic Vertical Datum of 1929 (U.S. Army Corps of
Engineers bench mark). Prior to October 27, 1989, water-stage recorder
at site 2,300 ft upstream at different datum.
GAGE HEIGHTS OF IMPORTANCE.-
Supplied by NWS: Action stage-11 ft; Flood stage-14
ft; Moderate flood stage-16 ft; Major flood stage-17 ft.
REMARKS.--Flow regulated beginning October 1971 by
Union City Reservoir 43 mi upstream, serving as a retarding basin, and
Woodcock Creek Lake 9.0 mi upstream. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
satellite telemeter at station.
EXTREMES OUTSIDE PERIOD OF RECORD.--Maximum discharge
25,800 ft3/s April 1947, gage height, 17.05 ft; maximum gage height
17.60 ft, January 1959 (backwater from ice), site and datum then in
COOPERATION.--Station established and maintained by
the U.S. Geological Survey. Funding for the operation of this station
is provided by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Pittsburgh District,
the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection and the U.S.
Geological Survey through the National Streamflow Information Program.